Taking inspiration from several classic gothic horror, mystery, and romance novels, this story is disturbing, darkly romantic, unsettling, and grotesquely beautiful. Juliet is a fantastic, self-sufficient, strong, independent heroine who, orphaned to the harshness of the world and tainted by scandal, struggles to survive in a society ruled by Victorian convention. When an old friend from her past resurfaces with news that her father may not actually be dead but instead living on a remote island, she grabs the opportunity to be reunited with him. But as Juliet uncovers its dark and dangerous secrets, the island may prove far more dangerous than being penniless on the streets of London. A captivating tale that kept me on the edge of my seat, constantly unsettled, and never sure who to trust, The Madman’s Daughter is a definite, new favorite.